HC Deb 30 May 1946 vol 423 c217W
32. Brigadier Low

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many formal acknowledgments of letters from Members of Parliament and others addressed to him and to the Under-Secretary he sends on an average each week; whether he intends to continue using best quality white octavo paper with the formal acknowledgment printed in luxury type; how much is the weekly cost of the paper, envelopes and printing involved; and whether he will consider altering his Department's system in this matter.

Mr. Ede

Two hundred, Sir. The paper does not differ from that previously used for individual letters of acknowledgment to communications from hon. Members. The approximate weekly cost of the paper and printing is 5s. 4d., and that of the envelopes is 11d. The printed notes were introduced for the first time just over a fortnight ago to expedite the despatch of acknowledgments to hon. Members and to save paper and secretarial and typing time. They are already achieving these objects and I see no reason for any change.